Pownal Elementary School

April 11th, 2014


April 18th is a Professional Day, so the students do not have school and April 21st-25th is Spring Break!

RSU 5 Dine and Discuss Dates
If you were not able to attend the meeting at PES, you can attend one of the two remaining meetings. They will be held on:

April 30th - Durham Community School
May 7th - Freeport High School

The time for both meetings is 5:30-6:30. After a hot meal, the Board of Directors would like to hear your thoughts on the State of the Schools report and the 2014-15 proposed budget.

Summer Camp Open House
Freeport Community Services Summer Camp Open House will be held this Monday, April 14th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Mast Landing School. You will be able to find out which program would be best for your child this summer while your child is watching the movie "Frozen" and enjoying refreshments. Camp Scholarship information will also be available.

Suggestions from the Nurse
With Spring arriving, the mud is also arriving. When the students play outside at recess, some are really getting wet! As a help for your child, if you would like to send an extra outfit or at least pants and socks for your child, it can be kept in the classroom or in the Nurse's office. Just mark the bag with yoru child's name on it. Thanks!

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
To benefit Freeport Middle School Space Camp Trip to Huntsville, Alabama
Saturday, April 12
5:00-6:30 PM
Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland

Menu includes spaghetti with meatballs, salad, bread and dessert
$8 adults and $5 children
FMI call Karen Richter-Hall at 688-4294

From the Kitchen
If students wish to purchase the salad bar only, they may do so for $1.50. Salad bar is always available with the regular purchased lunch choices, but some students were inquiring about salad bar only.


Grade 1 will start their swim session on May 1st. Their swim dates will be May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. Try to help these excited little swimmers remember their suits and towels on these dates!

Spring track is back! If you want to run Spring track this year and are in grades 1-5, fill out the permission slip that went home with the 4/11 newsletter and return it to the school. Our first track practice will be Tuesday, April 29th from 3-4 PM.


Be sure to check your PES notices through your e-mail as we are giving you a link to go on if you would like to donate to the upcoming IMPACT "basket raffle." There are many items for you to choose, if you would like to donate and the instructions are there for signing up.

The next IMPACT meeting will be April 1st at 6:30 PM. The following positions will be up for re-election: Vice President and Treasurer. There is also a new position being added to the Board - Community Outreach Coordinator. This position entails reaching out to local artisans, authors or others in the commnity who can contribute to the enrichment of our students. This will be an elected position. Also a copy of the revised Bylaws will be submitted for review and approval. look forward to seeing you there!

Just some reminders:

If you shop at amazon.com and use the amazon link on the pes.rsu5.org web page, Impact will receive 10% of your purchase price. Bookmark this link to make it easier!

Clynk bags are available in the office for your Maine returnables.

Boxtops for Education” - We continue to collect Boxtops from General Mills products. As you save them, you can just drop them off at the office.The money earned from these boxtops go towards extra classroom needs, student rewards and other school-wide items.

Amazon.com Fundraiser
:  If you are shopping online at Amazon,com. this season,  please go to the Pownal School website first and click on the link to Amazon.com.  When you do this, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to our school.  It's an easy fundraiser for our school if you're shopping anyway.  Bookmark the site as a favorite and you can skip the stop of going to the school website first.  Thanks

Looking for a new book to read
?  Bring in a book you've recently read to swap for a new-to-you book!  There is a bookcase in the computer lab where you can leave your book and choose a new book to read.  This is ongoing so feel free to bring in books at any time and help yourself to a new one.  Please only bring in books that are suitable for ages 5 – 12 (no board books or similar infant books)


Toner Cartridge Recycling Drop off your used toner and ink cartridges on the printer table in the computer lab. These get taken to Staples for recycling, and we get $2 credit for each one returned.